Monday, February 25, 2013

A babies sin?

Yes, people sinned even before the law was given. But it was not counted as sin because there was not yet any law to break. (Romans 5:13, NLT)

One of the things that used to bother me, before I was saved, was the concept that some denominations have that children who die before baptism are destined for Hell. I don't think that is what God intended nor do I think a child could have sinned because they didn't yet understand it was a sin (up to a certain age, of course). However, is also up to us, as parents, to enlighten them regarding sin so that they might find peace in righteous living. Even though Paul was speaking to people who lived long before his time (or ours for that matter) I feel that he knew that a person with no comprehension of sin can't, in fact, sin.  The implications of that concept with the mentally ill will have to wait for another post!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


So I have been reading through the book of Leviticus lately and the one thing that really struck me is the amount of respect that the Jewish people were required to show people who weren't of their own faith.  It got me thinking.  Are we doing that today?  I worked with a pastor that routinely listed groups of people and how they were destined for hell.  Oddly enough he is one of the things that kept me from the the Church until I was 33.  We are doing a disservice by crusading and forcing our beliefs upon others.  If we are good examples of Christians, doing good things and living healthy lives, then people will come to us and their faith will be much stronger.  Just some food for thought.

Monday, January 21, 2013

A Mystery

   This morning I woke up suddenly at about 3am or so.  I felt commanded to open my Bible and look up the passage for the Book of Moses 4:18.  Of course, what boggles me is that doesn't actually exist.  I have looked up the verse in all five of the Pentateuch and nothing strikes me as relevant.  None the less, it has been dominating my thoughts all day.  I even thought it might be Leviticus chapter 18 (Fourth book of the five books of Moses) but it doesn't make sense either.  Hopefully the Lord will gift me with some clarification because I get the sense that it is very important regarding the many changes going on in my professional life right now.  I guess only time will tell!  If anyone has a thought, I'd love to hear it.  Be Blessed!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

It has been a rough couple of months for my family, ultimately culminating in a nasty fall that has left me battered and sore.  It is my fault, though, it is a symbol of my faith slipping.  God gave me a warning to keep me safe from falling back into old habits.  Since it is a new year, it is a great time for us to reflect and renew our faith.  God Bless!